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Focus 2018 will take place in the Brooks Building on the Birley Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University, just South of the city centre.

The Brooks Building provides first class meeting and conferencing in a building with a stunning sense of light and scale, with five storeys of glass and spacious public areas. Outside, an attractive and green public space creates a modern ‘piazza’ feel.

The ACB Focus 2018 scientific programme, venue information, abstracts and daily updates will all be available in the palm of your hand on the free ACB Focus 2018 App for IOS and Android. As part of our policy of minimising the environmental impact of the meeting, paper documents will be kept to the minimum necessary. We have also selected a venue with a clear environmental sustainability strategy encompassing sustainable development through teaching, learning, research, the estate and operations.

The exhibition and catering outlets will be situated on the main floor of the conference building. Posters will be displayed both within the exhibition area and in the concourse to ensure their visibility and impact.

The conference dinner will be held on the evening of 7 June at The Monastery, a former Franciscan monastery transformed into a spectacular events venue, winner of the events industry’s Most Unusual Venue ‘Oscar’.

The scientific programme includes plenary lectures, symposia and workshops, along with oral and poster presentations. There is a symposium aimed at POCT specialists. Clinical scientists, pathologists, medical laboratory scientists, scientists in the diagnostics industry and postgraduates in relevant fields will all find something to stimulate and develop their careers, and are warmly encouraged to attend.


Updated 2 January 2018

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